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« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2009, 09:40:36 PM »

I wanna read The Silmarillion if I can find it in English.
Don't do it, it's not worth it.
You're better off reading a summary of it.

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« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2009, 09:54:22 PM »

John Hodgman's 'More Information Than You Require.'

I have considered this a few times. How is it?
I'd recommend it. It's not always laugh-out-loud funny, but there are a few great bits and the book as a whole is very amusing and maintains a base level of geniality that I enjoyed.
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« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2009, 04:00:28 AM »

I am reading Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. It's amazing that this is a fantastic Sci-Fi story by our modern standards, and it was written in 1926. It's a dystopian novel, but not exactly dark. It is great fun.
Brave New World is great! If you like that kind of thing I recommend Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thomson (I need not mention 1984 seeing as pretty much everyone has read that). Brave New World Revisited is also pretty good. Aldous Huxley wrote it in the early 60s, and it's basically about how dictatorships work and how society is becoming more and more like the society in Brave New World.

Thanks for the suggestions! And yes, it is fantastic so far. I like how you can see the subtle pokes at the culture of now.
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« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2009, 05:08:35 AM »

I'm reding Oliver Sack's 'Musicophilia'.  Cool
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« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2009, 06:46:33 AM »

I'm reding Oliver Sack's 'Musicophilia'.  Cool

I read this last summer.  It's pretty fascinating, but ultimately just kind of light reading.
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« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2009, 02:30:38 PM »

After you read Brave New World, you should check out Island.
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« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2009, 04:30:32 PM »

After you read Brave New World, you should check out Island.

Ah yes, I saw an advert in the back for that. Thanks for helping, though!
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« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2009, 05:19:45 PM »

I wanna read The Silmarillion if I can find it in English.
Don't do it, it's not worth it.
You're better off reading a summary of it.
Shit. I just got it for Christmas.

I just read I Am America and So Can You! and I'm reading America(The Book). I also an going to be reading Obama's autobiography for school soon.
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« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2009, 05:31:02 PM »

I just read I Am America and So Can You!

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« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2009, 05:47:24 PM »

I just read I Am America and So Can You!

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I need to read that. I looked through it at a bookstore, and it was awesome.
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« Reply #70 on: February 01, 2009, 05:55:07 PM »

I just read I Am America and So Can You!

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I need to read that. I looked through it at a bookstore, and it was awesome.
I read the whole thing in an hour. It's really funny, but far too short.
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« Reply #71 on: February 01, 2009, 06:00:41 PM »

I just read I Am America and So Can You!

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I need to read that. I looked through it at a bookstore, and it was awesome.
I read the whole thing in an hour. It's really funny, but far too short.

Thanks, next time I go to a bookstore for a while, I'll try to finish it. But, it would still be a fun book to keep.
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« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2009, 06:28:14 PM »

Heroes are the people who bought the book. You can NOT borrow the book.  :D
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« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2009, 08:16:08 PM »

I'm reading Asimov's "I, Robot" for the second time and some of the short stories from his postmortem "Gold" collection.
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« Reply #74 on: February 01, 2009, 08:25:23 PM »

I'm reading Asimov's "I, Robot" for the second time and some of the short stories from his postmortem "Golden" collection.

Oooh, "I, Robot" is such a fantastic book! It deserves a movie that sticks to it's roots better.
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« Reply #75 on: February 01, 2009, 08:41:18 PM »

I'm reading So Long and Thanks For All The Fish. I just finished reading multiple books. A sampling: Life, The Universe, and Everything, The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, 1984 (again), and a star wars book. I'm planning on getting a bunch of new books soon.
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« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2009, 11:49:28 PM »

I finished After Dark, which was really good. Now I can finally get back to Silverthorn (classic fantasy by Raymond E. Feist). I started that book about six months ago, then lost it, and recently found it again. I just hope I can remember what was going on  Huh?
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« Reply #77 on: February 02, 2009, 01:13:59 AM »

I'm reading Moomin-books. I love them, so good and relaxing and great and wonderful and happy and funny and fine. Also reading V.S Naipauls' "The Enigma of Arrival", but I'm almost done with that one. It's been surprisingly slow to read.
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« Reply #78 on: February 02, 2009, 06:51:04 AM »

Not counting college textbooks, the last thing I read was The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass from my local library. I was hoping to read the rest of the Dark Tower series before the end of winter break, but some other guy in my hometown was trying to do the same thing, was one book ahead, and was apparently a very slow reader. Broken aspirations abound.

Otherwise, there's Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data  Undecided
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« Reply #79 on: February 02, 2009, 07:46:40 AM »

In that case, I guess I'll add Solid State Electronic Devices Sixth Edition to my list since that's the only book I've actually really read recently.
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